Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek
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Everest Base Camp Cho La Pass Trek

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Everest region is among the most desired trekking destinations in the world. A trek to Everest Base Camp is high on the bucket list for many trekkers. The trail weaves along the foot of many Himalayan giants and the views of Mt Everest and many other seven and eight thousand meter peaks are just unforgettable. Everest base camp via Gokyo lakes also known as Everest circuit trek which is high altitude treks in the Everest Himalayas. This is an excellent trekking route that connects both Gokyo lakes and Everest base camp. Cho La Pass Trek is most preferred trekking trail. The adventurous trek goes through Lukla (2860m), Namchebazzar (3440m), and all the way to Gokyo lakes (4700m), Cho La pass (5420m) and Everest base camp (5,555m). The route is filled with dramatic landscapes, snowy Himalayan peaks such as Thamserku, Kangtega, Cho-oyu, Pumori Nuptse, and Lhoste including Majestic Everest itself.

Enjoy the outstanding views of Mt. Everest including several other similar peaks and adventurous trekking.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)

Day 2: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu and trek to Phakding (2651m/8700ft) 8km, 3 hrs trek

Day 3: Phakding to Namche (3440m/11280ft) 11km, 6-7 hrs

Day 4: Namche Acclimatization day or exploration day

Day 5: Namche to Tengboche (3870m/12694ft) 10km, 5-6 hrs

Day 6: Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m/14300ft) 9km, 5-6 hrs

Day 7: Dingboche 2nd acclimatization day

Day 8: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m/16207ft) 7km, 5-6 hrs

Day 9: Lobuche to Gorakshep (5170m/11280ft) and EBC (5364m/17549ft) 13km, 7-8hrs

Day 10: Gorakshep to Kalapather (5545m/16961ft) and return back to Dzongla (4830)

Day 11: Trek to Dragnak or Thangna via crossing Cho La Pass (5420 M)

Day 12: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4790)

Day 13: Climb Gokyo Ri (5483 M) and trek to Dole

Day 14: Trek down to Namche 5 hours

Day 15: Trek down to Lukla, 7-8 hours

Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu, 32 minutes

Day 17: Departure to your country

Important notes
• Due to the demands of traveling at high altitudes a Passenger Self-Assessment Form is required for this trip. You will be trekking on hilly terrain, generally on well-defined paths, walking anywhere between 4-7 hours per day, on average about 6 hours a day. Altitude may exceed 5545 meters
• A single supplement is available on this trip and is applicable only to nights spent in Kathmandu.
• You must bring an emergency fund of 500 US$ in cash with you on this trip, which you may need to use in case of delayed or cancelled flights
• We advise allowing a few extra days in Kathmandu at the end of your trip should your return flights from Lukla be delayed due to weather conditions
• The minimum age for this trip is 09 at time of travel
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  • Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle before and after the trek
  • Two Night hotel accommodation (Tourist Standard) in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Three times meals with guest house accommodation during the trekking
  • All Domestic airport taxes where applicable
  • Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card
  • Experienced English speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Strong porter in the ratio of 2 (Guest : 1 Porter), If there is one traveler, we will provide one guide cum porter
  • Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide
  • Search and Rescue service arrangements on the worst case
  • Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes, company service charges
Not included
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • International airfare, Nepal visa fees ( two passport photographs ), travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation Personal nature expenses ( bars and beverage bills, drinking water, bottled drinks, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc.
  • Costs arising from natural calamities, mishaps or anything beyond our control (Costs are not refundable and transferable in any mean if you leave the trek voluntarily and want to return from the trek
  • Services not mentioned in 'Product Includes' section ( Please ask us if you are confused about any services
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft
  • Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital city and cultural hub of Nepal. We’ll be waiting with a warm greeting and easy transfer to your hotel. Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. There will be an evening briefing on last-minute specifics about your trek and an early lights-out: you have a big day ahead to conquer great Himalayas.
  • Altitude: 2,800m/9184ft (Lukla) & 2,652m/8,698ft (Phakding)
  • Walking Distance: 8km (3-4 hours)
  • Flight time: 35 min
  • After a short morning flight to Lukla, on arrival at the airport, our representative will brief you and introduce our guide and porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding (2,610 m). Commence your trek with an easy walk through Chaurikharka village and descent towards Dudhkoshi Ghat (2,530m/8,300ft). The trail follows the bank of the Dudhkoshi River until Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft), where we will be staying for the night to acclimatize. Enjoy your free time in Phakding, a popular stopping point: UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979.
  • Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft
  • Walking Distance: 10-12km (5-6 hours)
  • We'll have breakfast in Phakding before gearing up for the trek to Namche Bazaar, the biggest Sherpa village in Nepal. We continue trekking along the banks of the Dudh Kosi, crossing the majestic river many times on exciting suspension bridges laden with prayer flags through a beautiful pine forest to Monjo, about two hours. Thereafter, we will approach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park for a brief permit check and then descend to Dudh Kosi River route to Jorsale. We’ll spend some time for Lunch there, and then it's uphill to Namche. Our path along the riverbank is flanked by two crossings, one of which is the Hillary Suspension Bridge. It's a tough climb up the hill to our resting place, but you’ll be rewarded in Namche Bazaar with your first glimpse of Everest in its majesty.
  • Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft
  • At this point, we take a well-deserved break! We will spend a day in Namche Bazaar in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning air. We will spent the day in and around Namche. We will make a hike up to Sherpa museum to explore history of mountaineering and Everest view point at 3,600m/ 11,811 feet. Otherwise, spend the day exploring Namche Bazaar. On Saturdays, the Hatt Bazaar is open for trading and an intimate look at the locals’ marketplace. It is part of the larger Namche Bazaar, a shopping hub filled with all manner of trekking and mountaineering clothing and equipment.
  • Altitude: 3,870m/12,684ft (Tengboche)
  • Walking Distance: 10km (6 hours)
  • After Breakfast in Namche Bazaar we’ll kickoff another day of trekking towards Everest Base Camp today! Breathtaking views of the Himalayas - Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde - are some of the highlights not be missed. Brace your legs for a continual uphill trek at this point, alternating between a gradual grade and some seriously steep ground! Our destination, Tengboche, is known as one of the most beautiful places in the Everest region. Its views, which include Ama Dablam, are extraordinary. We'll stop in on the Tengboche monastery, which is one of the largest monetary in Khumbu. Nourish your spirit with a guided tour of the monastery grounds, followed by chanting and prayer.
  • Altitude: 4,400m/14,435ft (Dingboche)
  • Walking Distance: 11km (6 hours)
  • Our trek today kicks off with a walk on a trail alongside a rhododendron forest to Dingboche followed by a bridge over the raging Imja Khol River. We'll pass the valley wall and then traverse the plains to Pangboche village, the biggest settlement of Sherpa’s in the region. You’ll have great opportunity to observe a typical Sherpa village and have lunch with the locals and if you are lucky you have chance to see wild animal musk deer during this trekking. The intrepid can brave a brief hike to the Pangboche monastery, one of the oldest in the area. In afternoon we’ll trek towards Dingboche which will be a hard one, as the landscape gives way to dry, deserted mountains.
  • Altitude: 4,400m/14,435ft (Dingboche)
  • This is your chance to rest up and recharge yourself before the last leg of our adventure. You’ll have opportunity to exploring Dingboche and the surrounding valleys of Chhukung and Imja, the latter of which links with Island Peak, the high passes of Amphu Laptsa, and Makalu Barun National Park. This is an optional trek to the valleys that will pay off in rewarding views, but we’ll recommend you to Rest as much as possible. You’ll need your rest for the penultimate day of ascent tomorrow.
  • Altitude: 4,900m/16,076ft (Lobuche)
  • Walking Distance: 11-12 km (6-7 hours)
  • After Dingboche, the trek will move more gradually be more challenging, due to the higher altitude. We’ll pass Dungla, but not before a tough, steep walk to the top of a high hill. You’ll have opportunity to observe the memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers and trekkers who lost their lives to Everest over the years. The part of our adventure brings over crazy mountain terrain to Lobuche, you’ll rewarded with amazing views of Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Pumari and the Nuptse. We’ll spend night in Lobuche and we are now almost three miles above sea level so prepare to snuggle up for a cold night,
  • Altitude: 5180m/16,994ft (Gorekshep) & 5364m/17598 (EBC)
  • Walking Distance: 15km (6-8 hours)
  • This is it, our destination EBC is no more far from us, and our day kicks off with an easy trek from Lobuche to Gorekshep. After Gorekshep straight trail to Everest Base Camp is relatively harder, involving rocky dunes and moraine, formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris. On the way to our destination, we’ll approach the popular Khumbu Glacier and icefall, located on the slopes of Everest. The pace will be slow and you need to keep well hydrated and do not over exert on the trail. Altitude sickness is real and you need to take your time. At the Base Camp, you’ll have the chance to meet climbers attempting to scale the mountain’s summit during spring climbing season. Break out your cameras for unbelievable and outstanding views of breathtaking beauty. As the afternoon sun starts to wane, we’ll head back to Hotel in Gorekshep for some much-needed rest and relaxation after an extremely tiring and busy day.
  • Altitude: Kalapathar 5545m/18192ft, Dzongla 4840m/15879ft
  • Walking Distance: 12km and 6-7 hrs.
  • Another big adventure trek began before sunrise towards Kalapathar (which means "black rock") for a fiery, glorious sunrise over Mt. Everest. This is the maximum height almost 5545m you’ll reached during this trek. The day's first light will illuminate your spectacular view of Nuptse Nup, Changtse and Lhotse. This may be big opportunity of the whole journey to snap amazing pictures of Everest and its neighboring peaks. Afterwards, it’s back to Gorekshep for breakfast and onwards to Dzongla.
  • Altitude: Cho La 5364m/17598ft, Thaknak 4358m/14298ft
  • Walking Distance: 12km and 7-8 hrs.
  • This could be the most challenging day of the whole trek as you go over the pass. Fortunately, you have already visited Everest Base Camp so you don’t have to worry. You are familiarize to trekking at the high altitude and feeling stronger. If the weather is bad crossing Cho la pass can be difficult. Crampons are not normally used but micro spikes can be helpful if the weather is at all bad. It’s a tough climb to the top but you will be rewarded with most beautiful and outstanding Beauty of nature.
  • Altitude: Gokyo 4750m/15584ft
  • Walking Distance: 9 Km and 4-5 hrs.
  • The trek today takes us at one of our main destinations, Gokyo (4,750 m). We continue down into the Gokyo Valley and cross the Ngozumpa glacier the longer glacier in this part of the Himalayas and an impressive view. We should reach Gokyo by lunch. After lunch you should have time to hiking up to one of the Beautiful lakes known as Gokyo lakes in the valley and we will have a sightseeing great views of the surrounding peaks. Ascend near peaks. Overnight in Gokyo.
  • Altitude: Gokyo RI (5,357m)
  • Walking Distance: 7km (5 or 6 hours)
  • Early in the morning, we have a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo RI at an elevation of 5,357m. There are ample rewards for those who attempt this trip – you get stunning views of the super Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, including the giants Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang. The views here might even be better than those from Kala Patthar. In front of you are 4 of the 14 tallest peaks in the world named Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhoste and Makalu. Although further away the views of Everest are great and you get to look down on one of the largest glaciers in the Himalayas below you. After that we will head back to the Tea House for breakfast and to start our trek down the Gokyo Valley to Machermo where we will spend the night.
  • Altitude: 3,440m/11,283ft (Namche)
  • Walking Distance: 15km (7 to 8 hours)
  • Today is a relatively long walk down to the lower altitudes, with a few hills thrown in but it’s a good trail and all downhill. The lower elevation makes things easier as well. The trek spends most of the day going down the Gokyo Valley with some fantastic views of the peaks before you intersect back with the main route up to Everest Base Camp and head back to Namche. Will spend the night in Namche Bazaar and take rest as much as possible.
  • Altitude: 2,800m/9,184ft
  • Walking Distance: 16km (6-7 hours)
  • This is our last day of trekking as we return to Lukla where the trek began. After early breakfast, we trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several beautiful Sherpa villages. The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk slowly and under control as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. Our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in our last Tea House and, traditionally, a party with your trekking crew: you made it. Thanks to great teamwork and perseverance, you’ve accomplished a physical feat of which others only dream. The dream came true: congratulations this is your last night on the mountain, which can be bittersweet.
  • Altitude: 1350m/4428ft
  • Flight time: 35 min
  • Enjoying the last glimpse of the mountains we have recently visited, the flight takes us back to Kathmandu. On arrival in Kathmandu, You'll transfer to your hotel upon landing for some much-needed solo rest and reflection after your trek conquering the Himalayas. You can rest and relax throughout the day at hotel. If you would like to explore any other areas in Kathmandu, we can make this happen. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey, where we'll be eager to hear your feedback on the trip.
  • Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft
  • Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today. First grab some breakfast and ready to utilize free time and last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family. A representative of our company will take you to the airport. We will make sure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty time before your flight home. At this time, we’ll say our goodbyes and bid you farewell, armed with warm memories and gorgeous photos to show your loved ones.
  • All distances and time estimates are approximate.
  • While you are on trekking in Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek you will stay in Tea House, You will have nice Tea House During the Trek for Gokyo Cho La Pass, before you departure to Trekking you will need to pack up your trekking bag before your breakfast in Tea House, as porters will set off early. After breakfast we need to walk approximately 3-4 hours for lunch time, some time in some places it takes 4-5 hrs. After a relaxing your lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more sometimes on the trail before reaching your stopping point. Throughout the day, you will take frequent rest breaks and take time to admire the fascinating mountains views. You take plenty of pictures of yourself with incredibly panoramic mountains of Everest Region, rivers, landscapes, Buddhist prayer flags, temples, shrines, cairns, monasteries, etc. Once you arrive at your tea house, you take a rest and Dinner is generally around 7pm. After your dinner our guide will take your breakfast order for tomorrow and he will give you briefing for tomorrow trip.
  • You need to carry your day pack for your personal items like your water bottle, your money, and some others medicine, camera etc.Your guide will let you know each evening of any extra items you will need for the following day. If you have a comfortable day pack you load will only be a few kilograms and hardly noticeable.
  • In Kathmandu part we provide breakfast but during the trek we have three meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), Every Tea House have their own menu so you can order menu food item but if you have big group like 20 pax guide will choose the food for you.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu we will provide you deluxe room with private facilities on Breakfast basic. During the Trekking you will have Tea House and is of a basic (normal) standard. Twin Rooms or multi share with basic shared toilet facilities. Hot Showers are available in some places but they will charge directly to client when they ask for hot shower. and if you wish to book tented camp (Camping trekking) instead of tea house Peregrine Treks will provide two men tent for two people to share the accommodation on tent camp.
  • The Guide is in overall charge of the trek and looking after you. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. All our guides are well trained in all aspects of trekking, conservation, high altitude medicine, and first-aid and emergency procedures. They are professionals selected for their knowledge and passion for Nepal and its peoples.
  • Transport your Trekking Bag – one porter for every two trekkers in Tea house trekking and camping (Tented camp) trekking it is depend on luggage /equipment that we need for your camping trekking.
  • Remember Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek is Adventure Trekking in Nepal so you should have well fitness level and well prepared, before you come to Everest Trekking its much better to go Swimming, Cycling or walk every day 4 km. Remember that no trek in the Himalaya is a stroll as all involve going up and down at altitude and that altitude affects everyone differently.
  • It should be better to bring the USD in Nepal. Because you can change everywhere easily.
  • You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek before leaving Kathmandu. You can find the money exchange counters near your hotel also can get in trekking trails but they will take more commission.
  • Tipping is a personal and voluntary matter and tips are not included in the trip price but who will working for you they are expect the tips so you can give tips directly to them at end of your trekking / tours and tipping is not any limitation so you can give tips as much you like if they will make you happy.
  • It is main important part of the trip. Your Travel insurance is not included in the trip price. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency evacuation and repatriation (including helicopter evacuation) and personal liability. is included trekking crews' against personal accident.
  • High Altitude Sickness
  • AMS (acute mountain sickness) is a serious issue. It is the result of the failure of the body to adapt to high altitude and can affect anyone, regardless of age or fitness. It usually occurs above 1,800 meters and the likelihood of being affected increases as you ascend. The way to reduce the affects of altitude is to ascend slowly, 300 meters per day above 3,000 meters until you have acclimatized. Poor acclimatization results in headache, nausea, sleeplessness, difficulty breathing and swelling of fingers and glands. The only cure for AMS is to descend to lower altitude and your guide's decision on this matter is final. When you are planning to trek above 3,000 meters we recommend not walks faster. If you will get altitude sickness please consult with your guide to go down at least 500 meters to recover.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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